Law Of Rewards Of The Armada De Mexico

Original Language Title: Ley de Recompensas de la Armada de México

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Mexican Navy Rewards Law

MEXICO NAVY REWARDS LAW

Official Journal of the Federation January 14, 1985

On the sidelines a seal with the National Shield, which reads: United Mexican States.-Presidency of the Republic.

MIGUEL DE LA MADRID H., Constitutional President of the United Mexican States, to its inhabitants, known:

That the H. Congress of the Union has been used to address the following

DECREE:

" The Congress of the United Mexican States, decrees:

MEXICO NAVY REWARDS LAW

TITLE FIRST

Generalities

ONLY CHAPTER

ARTICLE 1o.- In recognition of the heroism, capacity or perseverance of the personnel and units of the Mexican Navy, as well as the distinguished performance of the military personnel or Civil, national, or foreign that will benefit the Mexican Navy, the following rewards will be awarded:

I.- Decorations

II.- Honorary mentions

III.- Flags

IV.- Citations

ARTICLE 2o.- The granting of any of the rewards set out in the previous article excludes the one from another by the same act.

ARTICLE 3o.- Every member of the Mexican Navy who witnesses or becomes aware of any meritorious act, has the obligation to formulate the respective part and take it for the Regular ducts.

ARTICLE 4.- To grant the rewards considered in this Law, the corresponding justification will be indispensable; the Command will order to carry out the study or the investigation to check the act.

ARTICLE 5o.- When a member of the Mexican Navy considers himself to be deserving of any of the rewards provided for in this Law, he may request it through the appropriate channels.

ARTICLE 6o.- It is forbidden to carry decorations or flags that have not been legitimately granted.

ARTICLE 7o.- The decorations and flags must be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Uniforms, Foreign Exchange and Distinction Regulations for the Mexican Navy.

ARTICLE 8o.- The High Command will order the record of the rewards granted.

TITLE SECOND

Of Decorations

CHAPTER I

General Provisions

ARTICLE 9o.- The decorations granted by the Mexican Navy are as follows:

I.- Heroic value

II.- Naval Merit

III.- Naval Aeronautical Merit

IV.- Naval Technical Merit

V.- Special Merit

VI.- Naval Teaching Merit

VII.- Naval Optional Merit

VIII.- Naval Sports Merit

IX.- Exceptional Perseverance

X.- Perseverance

XI.- Naval Distinction

ARTICLE 10.- When it is necessary to grant a decoration to more than one person for the same act, it shall be awarded to the most characterized of the class corresponding to it and the class of the class immediate lower or honorable mention to others, as the case may be.

ARTICLE 11.- The decorations to be made worthy of the units will be imposed on the respective flag or banner.

ARTICLE 12.- The Supreme Command will impose the decorations on its own or through a representative.

ARTICLE 13.- Whoever has granted two or more decorations of the same kind and nature, will carry them next to the other in the place that corresponds.

ARTICLE 14.- Staff who are not in active duty, veterans of the wars against foreigners and civilians, whom the Mexican Navy has granted Some decoration may carry them with formal civil clothes in civic acts.

ARTICLE 15.- The High Command will issue and authorize with its signature the diplomas that credit the right to carry the decorations.

ARTICLE 16.- The right to carry the decorations is lost as a result of the judgment given by the competent court.

ARTICLE 17.- The thumbnails of the decorations will have the characteristics of the original and its dimensions will be reduced by fifty percent.

CHAPTER II

Condecoration to the Heroic Value

ARTICLE 18.- The decoration of the heroic value, created by Law of the 11th of March of a thousand nine hundred and twenty-six, is given in the first, second and third classes by the Agreement of the Command Supreme at the proposal of the High Command, the units or personnel of the Mexican Navy who at risk of life carry out heroic actions.

ARTICLE 19.- The First Class is awarded for performing in inferiority or equality of fighting capacity, war actions that translate into a glorious event for the Navy Mexico.

ARTICLE 20.- Second Class is granted for spontaneously performing actions that prevent rebellion, loss of human life, ships, aircraft, facilities or material.

ARTICLE 21.- The Third Class is granted for any of the acts expressed in the previous article, proceeding by superior orders.

ARTICLE 22.- The Heroic Value Decoration will be in original and miniature size. The Decoration in original size consists of:

I.- Joya. It shall be of golden silver and shall be composed of a lanceolada cross inscribed in a square of thirty-five millimeters per side, enameled in crimson red color, surrounded by a golden fillet of half a millimeter. The sides that form the tips of the cross will coincide with the angles of the square. The center will carry two concentric circles of thirteen and twenty millimeters in diameter with their circumferences surrounded by a golden fillet of half a millimeter. On white enamel and in the space between the two circles, in filetated black letters will bear the inscription "Heroic Value", with the word "VALUE", centered at the top, and at the bottom the word "HEROIC", separated between if for two dashes. The inner circle shall be enamelled in crimson red and shall have in gold the inscription "1a", "2a" or "3a", according to the class in question. Between the arms of the cross, covering entirely the space between them, they will depart from the outer circle four beams, which will coincide with the sides of the square where the cross is inscribed; the remaining beams will increase in length to the center, in such that the ends of the central rays are the vertices of the angles of a square of thirty-five millimeters per side. The plate shall be slightly convex to the outside, at its top vertex it shall have an argolla for suspension of the ribbon and the reverse shall carry a star of sixteen sides circumscribed to an imaginary circle of twenty-five millimetres in diameter with the caption: "Created by Law of 11 March 1926", in capital letters.

II.- Bar. It shall be in popotillo of silk in rectangular shape of thirty millimeters of width and forty-five millimeters long in crimson red color for the first class; the second class shall have five equal vertical stripes, three of color Red crimson and two white; the third class shall be white with a vertical strip of five millimetres wide in red crimson colour at each end. On its top it will carry a carved plate of golden silver, with a pin and secure by its rear face, in the lower end it will carry a carved plate of golden silver and an argolla of union to the center of where the jewel will be called.

III.- Gafete. It will be a rectangle of nine millimeters wide by thirty millimeters of long made in popotillo of silk. The colors will be the same of the respective bar and will be distributed in the same way.

CHAPTER III

Condecoration to Naval Merit

ARTICLE 23.- The decoration of the Naval Merit, created by Law of the 11th of March of a thousand nine hundred and twenty-six, is awarded in first and second class by agreement of the Supreme Command to proposal of the High Command to the personnel or the units, naval, military, national or foreign.

ARTICLE 24.- The First Class is granted for spontaneously performing any of the acts listed below or other equivalent:

I.- Run or order risky manoeuvres, in case of serious damage or bad waste time, that has as a consequence the conservation of a naval unit.

II.- Successfully assist domestic or foreign vessels or their crew in stranded, shipwreck, fire or any other dangerous sea accident.

ARTICLE 25.- The Second Class is granted for making any of the acts expressed in the previous article, proceeding by superior orders.

ARTICLE 26.- The Condecoration to the Naval Merit, will be in original size and miniature. The Decoration in original size consists of:

I.- Joya. It will be in gold metal the first class and silver the second. In both classes, it will be the form of a starry polygon, composed of stripes, inscribed in an imaginary circumference of forty-five millimeters in diameter. The centre shall carry an anchor-type anchor of twenty millimetres of the arganeum to the cross and sixteen millimetres of separation between the nails; silver for the first class and golden for the second, around the anchor shall carry a laurel crown and Not inscribed in an imaginary circle of thirty-three millimeters in diameter; silver for the first class and golden for the second, the separation between the tips of the crown shall be twenty millimeters. It will take the centre a five-millimeter circular sector of cobalt blue colour and an inscription in white letters with the caption "NAVAL MERIT". At the top of the jewel will carry the coat of arms of the Mexican Navy inscribed in an imaginary circle of fifteen millimeters in diameter. The plate must be slightly convex to the outside, at its top vertex it shall have an argolla to suspend the plate and to the reverse a star of sixteen sides inscribed in an imaginary circle of twenty-five millimeters in diameter with the caption "Created by Law of 11 March 1926", in capital letters.

II.- Bar. It shall be in popotillo of silk in pentagonal form of thirty millimeters of width and forty-five millimeters long, white with a vertical strip to the center of blue cobalt of twenty millimeters of width for the first class; for the The second will be cobalt blue with three vertical white stripes of five millimeters of width distributed at the ends and the center. On its top it will carry a carved plate of the same metal as that of the jewel with a pin and secure by its rear face and an argola of union in the vertex, where the jewel will look.

III.- Gafete. It will be a rectangle of nine millimeters wide by thirty millimeters of long made in popotillo of silk. The colors will be the same of the respective bar and will be distributed in the same way.

CHAPTER IV

Condecoration to Naval Aeronautical Merit

ARTICLE 27.- The Condecoration to Naval Aeronautical Merit, created by Law of the seventeenth of December of a thousand nine hundred and forty-five, is awarded in First and Second Class by Agreement of the Supreme Command on the proposal of the High Command, the personnel or the units, naval, military, national or foreign.

ARTICLE 28.- The First Class is granted for spontaneously performing any of the acts listed below or other comparable:

I.- Run or order risky manoeuvres, in case of damage or bad weather, resulting in the preservation of an air unit.

II.- Successfully Auxiliary national or foreign aircraft or their crew in an air accident or emergency situation.

ARTICLE 29.- The Second Class is granted for making any of the acts expressed in the previous article, proceeding by superior orders.

ARTICLE 30.- The Condecoration to Naval Aeronautical Merit, will be in original size and miniature. The original size decoration consists of:

I.- Joya. It will be in gold metal that of First Class and silver the Second. It shall consist of a five-pointed star inscribed in an imaginary circle of forty millimeters in diameter. The centre shall have two circumferences of twenty and eighteen millimetres in diameter; the circle of eighteen millimetres is of a grana red colour and centred on it shall have a silver anchor of the same type, with reed of fourteen millimetres in length and A silver helix of two blades of fourteen millimeters in length is normally crossed. At the top of this circle will be the inscription "Aeronautical merit" and at the bottom "Naval" in black letters of enamel. At the end of the top peak of the star it will carry the coat of arms of the Mexican Navy of the same metal that the jewel inscribed in an imaginary circle of eight millimeters in diameter, in its top vertex will have an argolla to suspend it of the bar. To the center of the reverse, it will carry the following legend: "Created by Law of the seventeenth of December of a thousand nine hundred and forty-five", in capital letters.

II.- Bar. It will be in popotillo of silk in pentagonal form of thirty millimeters of width and forty five millimeters of long in olive green color for the one of First Class and olive green with white vertical strip ten millimeters wide to the center for the Second. On its top it will carry a carved plate of the same metal as that of the jewel with a pin and secure by its rear face and an argola of union in the vertex, where the jewel will look.

III.- Gafete. It will be a rectangle of nine millimeters wide by thirty millimeters long, made of silk popotillo. The colors will be the same of the respective bar and will be distributed in the same way.

CHAPTER V

Shipbuilding Technical Merit

ARTICLE 31.- The decoration of the Naval Technical Merit, created by Law of the seventeenth of December of a thousand nine hundred and forty-five, is awarded in First and Second Class by Agreement of the Supreme Command on the proposal of the High Command, to the personnel of the Mexican Navy.

ARTICLE 32.- The First Class is awarded to the author of a useful invention to the Navy, which honors and prestige the Nation.

ARTICLE 33.- The Second Class is awarded for developing reforms or methods in the professional technical field, involving progress in the Mexican Navy.

ARTICLE 34.- The Condecoration to the Naval Technical Merit, will be in original size and miniature. The original size decoration consists of:

I.- Joya. It will be in gold metal for the First Class and silver for the Second. It shall consist of a cross of forty-five millimetres by forty-five millimetres with the arms and ends of four millimetres in width, cut in tip and shall be born of a circumference of twenty-eight millimetres in diameter, to which it shall be It will be joined by a curved surface that is part of the lower end of the arms cut and ends in the circumference. From the union of the curved surfaces, in the circumference, a triangle with a base of six millimeters and five millimeters of height shall be born, with parallel rays in the sense of the height of the same. Within the circumference of twenty-eight millimeters, three circumferences shall be inscribed, of twenty-six, eighteen and sixteen millimeters in diameter, respectively. The part between the circumferences of twenty-six and eighteen millimeters of diameter shall be of grana red color and in it shall carry in black letters of enamel the inscription "Naval Technical Merit". The bottom of the circle of sixteen millimeters of diameter will be of blue glaze and centered on it will carry a silver anchor type admiralty, with reed of eleven millimeters of length, being the opening of the arms of eight millimeters of peak to the peak of parrot. The ring of the periphery, as well as the one between the circumferences of eighteen and sixteen millimetres, the arms and ends of the cross, the curved surfaces and other parts outside the larger circumference, shall be of the same metal that that of the jewel. At the top end of the cross will carry the Mexican Navy's shield of the same metal as the jewel, inscribed in an imaginary circle of eight millimeters in diameter. At its top vertex it will have an argolla to suspend it from the bar. To the center of the reverse the jewel will bear the following legend: "Created by Law of seventeen of December of a thousand nine hundred and forty-five", in capital letters.

II.- Bar. It shall be in popotillo of silk in pentagonal form of thirty millimeters of width and forty-five millimeters of length in the marine blue color for that of the first and the marine blue with a vertical strip, white to the center of ten millimeters of width for the Second. On its top it will carry a carved plate of the same metal as that of the jewel with a pin and secure by its rear face and an argola of union in the vertex, where the jewel will look.

III.- Gafete. It will be a rectangle of nine millimeters wide by thirty millimeters long, made of silk popotillo. The colors will be the same of the respective bar and will be distributed in the same way.

CHAPTER VI

Special Merit decoration

ARTICLE 35.- The Special Merit Decoration, created by Presidential Decree of the first of November of a thousand nine hundred and forty-three, is granted by the Command Supreme at the proposal of the High Command, the naval, military, or civilian personnel, both national and foreign, to be distinguished for their work in any activity that is of relevant interest to the Mexican Navy.

ARTICLE 36.- The Special Merit Decoration will be in original and miniature size. The original size decoration consists of:

I.- Joya. It will be a golden metal cane of thirty millimeters of inner diameter and thirty-eight millimeters of outer diameter, including the cabillas. At the top of the cane body, it will carry the legend "The Navy of Mexico" and at the bottom "By Special Merit", the letters will be enameled of navy blue and the legends will be separated by two five-pointed stars of the same color. To the center and as the core of the reed, a golden eagle as it appears in the National Shield, inscribed in an imaginary circumference of twelve millimeters in diameter, all this superimposed on a silver cross of forty millimeters of arm to arm, formed by bevelled rays by remaking their vertices with small spheres. The plate shall be slightly convex to the outside, at the top of the cross and on its rear face it shall carry an argolla to suspend the plate and the centre of the reverse a circular plate in a golden metal of 20 mm Diameter with the caption: "Created by decree of first of November of a thousand nine hundred and forty-three", in capital letters.

II.- Bar. It shall be in popotillo of silk in rectangular shape of 15 mm in width and forty-five millimetres long with three vertical stripes of five millimeters in width each, in yellow, blue and yellow, and shall be fastened by its bottom to the jewel of the jewel, on its top it will carry a plate carved in gold metal with a pin and secure by its rear face.

III.- Gafete. It will be a rectangle of nine millimeters wide by thirty millimeters long, made of silk popotillo. The colours shall be the same as the bar and shall be distributed in the same way, with a measurement of ten millimetres each of the vertical stripes.

CHAPTER VII

Condecoration to Naval Teaching Merit

ARTICLE 37.- The Condecoration to the Naval Teaching Merit in the Single Class, created by Law of the seventeenth of December of a thousand nine hundred and forty-five and established in the First and Second Classes in this Law, it is granted by agreement of the High Command at the proposal of the Chief Command, to the naval, military or civil management personnel, of the education establishments of the Navy, for having carried out their posts with distinction and efficiency for a minimum of three years, and may be computed in several periods.

ARTICLE 38.- The First Class is awarded to the managerial staff or the teacher, who provides professional technical level subjects.

ARTICLE 39.- Second Class is granted to staff of teachers or instructors, who provide subjects or knowledge not specified in the classification established in the previous article.

ARTICLE 40.- For the purposes of the competent organs of the establishments of Naval Education, they shall be formulated at the end of the period established before the certification of performance and time in the same.

ARTICLE 41.- The Condecoration to the Naval Teaching Merit will be in original size and miniature. The Decoration in original size consists of:

I.- Joya. It shall be a plate in gold metal for that of First Class and silver for the second in rectangular shape, of forty millimeters by twenty-five millimetres. In the obverse will bear in relief a figure representing Minerva and Neptune, at the top of the plate will carry the legend "Teaching merit" in a line and in another "Naval". On its top edge and the center will have an argolla to suspend the ribbon. The reverse of the jewel shall bear the following legend: "Created by Law of seventeen of December of a thousand nine hundred and forty-five", in capital letters.

II.- Bar. It shall be in popotillo of silk in rectangular shape of thirty millimeters of width and forty-five millimeters long, in a marine blue color, with a vertical strip of eight millimeters of width in the center in green color for the First Class; the Second Class will have five equal vertical stripes blue, white, green, white and blue. On the top, it shall bear a plate carved from the same metal as that of the jewel, with a pin and secure by its rear face, in the lower end it shall bear a plate carved from the same metal as the jewel and an argola from union to the centre of where It will be the jewel.

III.- Gafete. It will be a rectangle of nine millimeters wide by thirty millimeters long, made of silk popotillo. The colors will be the same of the ribbon and will be distributed in the same way.

CHAPTER VIII

Condecoration to Naval Optional Merit

ARTICLE 42.- The Condecoration to the Naval Optional Merit, created by Law of the seventeenth of December of a thousand nine hundred and forty-five, is awarded in first and second class, by According to the High Command at the proposal of the Superior Command in Chief, the cadets who finish their studies in the Military Naval Naval School and have distinguished themselves by obtaining the first or second prizes.

ARTICLE 43.- The First Class is awarded to those who have exclusively obtained first prizes in all school cycles.

ARTICLE 44.- Second Class is granted to those who have obtained first and second, or only second prizes in all school cycles.

ARTICLE 45.- The Condecoration to the Naval Optional Merit, will be in original size and miniature. The original size decoration consists of:

I.- Joya. It will be in gold metal for the First Class and silver for the Second. It shall be composed of a circular plate of 25 mm in diameter. The center will carry a coat of arms of the Mexican Navy inscribed in an imaginary circle of fifteen millimeters in diameter. Under the shield it will have the inscription in two rows " H. "Military" and "Military", in the upper part in semicircle, will bear the inscription "Optional Naval Merit", surrounding the circular plate will have a rabid carved in a millimeter of width and in the upper part will carry the arganeo and cepo recto an admiral-like anchor. The cepo will be fifteen millimeters in length. In the lower part it will carry the nails and the cross of the anchor, the separation of the nails will be thirty-five millimeters. The assembly will be inscribed in an imaginary circle of forty millimeters in diameter. To the centre of the reverse the jewel shall bear the following legend: "CREATED BY THE LAW OF SEVENTEEN OF DECEMBER, THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIVE," in capital letters.

II.- Bar. It shall be in popotillo of silk in rectangular shape of thirty millimeters of width and forty-five millimeters long, in blue sky, with a vertical strip of five millimeters wide to the center in yellow for the one of First Class; the Second Class, it will have five alternating vertical stripes, three blue sky eight millimeters wide and two white three millimeters wide. On its top it will carry a plate carved in gold metal, with a pin and secure by its rear face, in the lower end it will carry a plate carved in gold metal and an argola of union, to the center of where it will lose the jewel.

III.- Gafete. It will be a rectangle of nine millimeters wide by thirty millimeters long, made of silk popotillo. The colors will be the same of the ribbon and will be distributed in the same way.

CHAPTER IX

Naval Sports Merit decoration

ARTICLE 46.- The decoration of the Naval Sports Merit, created by law of seventeen of December of a thousand nine hundred and forty-five, is awarded in first and second class, by Agreement of the High Command on the proposal of the Superior Command in Chief, to the naval, military or civil personnel, national or foreign.

ARTICLE 47.- The first class is awarded to the one who in an outstanding way participates in or promotes the sport for the benefit of the Mexican Navy.

ARTICLE 48.- The second class is granted to the personnel of the Mexican Navy, which is distinguished in any of the branches of the sport.

ARTICLE 49.- The Condecoration to the Naval Sports Merit, will be in original size and miniature. The original size decoration consists of:

I.- Joya. It shall be a plate in a golden metal of thirty-twenty-four millimetres, in the front and the centre shall be enhanced by a shearing with four bogs and a pattern. The bogs will carry the body back in the bogar attitude and the paddles of the oars in the water. At the top it will take the inscription "Merito Deportivo" in a line and in another "Naval" line, immediately below, in a rectangle the appropriate class. At the bottom the inscription "Armada de México". On its upper edge the centre will have an argolla to suspend it from the bar. To the centre of the reverse the jewel will bear the following caption: "Created by Law of 17 December 1945", in capital letters.

II.- Bar. It shall be in popotillo of silk in rectangular shape of thirty millimeters of width and forty-five millimetres long, in orange colour with a vertical strip to the centre, of red colour, of ten millimetres of width for the first class; for that of The second will be red with an orange vertical strip of five millimeters wide to the center and at the ends a vertical orange strip of three millimeters wide. At the top end you will have a plate carved in gold metal with pin and secure by its rear face. In the lower end it will carry a plate carved in gold metal and an argola of union to the center, where the jewel will be called.

III.- Gafete. It will be a rectangle of nine millimeters wide by thirty millimeters long, made of silk popotillo. The colors will be the same of the ribbon and will be distributed in the same way.

CHAPTER X

Condecoration to Exceptional Perseverance

ARTICLE 50.- The Exceptional Perseverance Decoration, created by the Presidential Decree of the thirty-one of October of one thousand nine hundred and seventy-eight, is granted in the first, second and third class, by agreement of the Supreme Command at the proposal of the High Command, to the personnel of the Mexican Navy, who have completed fifty, forty-five and forty years in the active service, respectively.

ARTICLE 51.- The time of service to award the Exceptional Perseverance Award will be determined in accordance with the Law for Verification, Adjustment and Computer Services of the Mexican Navy.

ARTICLE 52.- The deserving of the Exceptional Perseverance Award, will also be entitled to the payment of a premium as a complement to the being, due to the class of the Decoration awarded.

ARTICLE 53.- The Exceptional Perseverance Decoration will be in original and miniature size. The original size decoration consists of:

I.- Joya. It will be a cross of moline in golden metal inscribed in an imaginary circle of forty-five millimeters in diameter, in the arms will carry a field glazed in navy blue, red or green flag for the decorations of first, second and third classes, respectively; following sensibly the moline cross and the center of the enamelled field, it will carry a golden field in the form of the field described above. The cross shall be overlaid with a laurel crown, made of gold metal, of thirty-five millimetres of outer diameter and twenty-two millimetres of inner diameter, superimposed on the cross and the centre shall bear a biscuit of eighteen millimeters in diameter, the cookie will be glazed in navy blue, red flag or green flag as appropriate. Superimposed on the biscuit will carry a laurel crown and turn on gold metal for the first class decoration and silver metal for the second and third class decorations. The crown shall be open on its outer top by a sector of six millimeters of maximum opening and four millimetres minimum by its internal top, overlaid in the inner field of the crown, shall carry a patent anchor with arganeo, inscribed in an imaginary rectangle of nine by thirteen millimeters. The anchor will be in gold metal for the first and second class and silver decorations for the third class decoration. In the upper arm of the cross will carry the coat of arms of the Mexican Navy, inscribed in an imaginary circle of fifteen millimeters in diameter, by the back it will have a staple to assert itself to the argola of the bar from which the jewel will be found. On the back the jewel will carry enhanced on the crown of laurel, on top the legend "perseverance" and on the bottom "exceptional", the letters will be of mold and three millimeters high, the center will carry a golden metal cookie 18 mm in diameter with the legend: ' 50 years of services, 1a. class "," 45 years of service, 2a. class "and" 40 years of service, 3a. class, as appropriate.

II.- Bar. It will be in popotillo of silk in pentagonal form of thirty millimeters of width and forty five millimeters of long, in color gold, red and green flag for the decorations of first, second and third class, respectively, will carry over a Right-to-left slat on a nine-millimeter-wide diagonal with the national colours, with the green facing up. On its top it will carry a plate carved in gold metal with a pin and secure by its rear face and an argola of union, at the lower vertex, where the jewel will be called.

III.- Gafete. It will be a rectangle of nine millimeters wide by thirty millimeters long, made of silk popotillo in gold, red and green flag for the decorations of first, second and third classes, respectively. In addition, it will carry right to left diagonally, a bar of nine millimeters wide with the national colors, and the green must be left upward.

CHAPTER XI

Perseverance decoration

ARTICLE 54.- The Perseverance Decoration, created by law of March 11, a thousand nine hundred and twenty-six in the first, second, third and fourth classes; the fifth class created by Presidential Decree of fifteen of July of a thousand nine hundred and thirty-six and the sixth class that is created with this law, is granted by agreement of the High Command at the proposal of the top command in chief, to the personnel of the Mexican Navy that has Thirty-five, thirty, twenty-five, twenty, fifteen and ten years of service in the asset, respectively.

ARTICLE 55.- The time of service to grant Perseverance Decoration will be determined in accordance with the Law for the Verification, Adjustment and Computation of Services of the Mexican Navy.

ARTICLE 56.- The deserving of the Perseverance of Perseverance, will also be entitled to the payment of a premium as a complement to the being, in reason of the class of the Decoration granted.

ARTICLE 57.- The Perseverance Decoration, will be in original size and thumbnail, the Condecoration in original size consists of:

I.- Joya. It shall be a cross of moline in golden metal inscribed in an imaginary circle of forty-five millimetres in diameter, overlaid with a crown of laurel of the same golden metal, of thirty-five millimetres of outer diameter and vents millimeters of inner diameter in all classes. The decorations of the First to the Fourth Classes, have the following characteristics: the arms of the cross will carry two lines of a millimeter of width, separated by one millimeter, following sensibly the contour of the cross in color Navy blue for the First Class, Red for the Second, Green for the Third and White for the Fourth. The centre shall have two circumferences of the colour of the corresponding class of twenty millimetres and fourteen millimetres in diameter. The surface between them will be glazed in white with the legends "Perseverance" in the top of the crown and at the bottom the class that corresponds in black letters. At the bottom of the circle of fourteen millimeters in diameter shall be inscribed in the colour corresponding to its class, the number of years of service. The Fifth and Sixth Classes will have the same dimensions and shape, with the following colors: jewel in white and green enamel for fifth and sixth classes, respectively, with a golden fillet of a millimeter of width following the contour of the cross. The circumferences of twenty and fourteen millimeters shall be in gold metal for both classes and the number of years of service in gold for the fifth class and the green for the sixth class. In all of his classes at the upper end of the cross, the Mexican Navy Shield, inscribed in an imaginary circle of ten millimeters in diameter, will have an argolla to suspend it from the bar. To the center of the reverse, the jewel will carry the following legends: for the Decorations of First to Fourth Class "Created by Law of March 11, 1926", the Condecoration of Fifth Class "Created by Decree of July 15, 1936" and that of the Sixth Class " Created by Law of (will correspond to the date of the Decree promulgatory of this Law).

II.- Bar. It shall be in popotillo of silk in pentagonal form, of thirty millimeters of width and forty-five millimeters long, in white color with a strip of nine millimeters wide with the national colors arranged diagonally from right to left for the First Class; divided into three vertical stripes of ten millimeters of width each, with the national colors, leaving the green to the left for the second class; divided into five vertical stripes of six millimeters of width each, green those of the ends, red the central and white the intermediate for the Third Class; divided into three vertical stripes, a blank centre of twenty millimeters in width and left to right seen in front of a green strip and another red strip at the ends of five millimeters wide for the fourth class; divided into two equal parts, white to the left and red to the right seen in front for the Fifth Class: divided into two equal parts, green to the left and white to the right seen in front for the Sixth Class. On its top it will carry a carved plate of the same metal as that of the jewel, with a pin and secure by its rear face and an argola of union in the vertex, where the jewel will look.

III.- Gafete. It will be a rectangle of nine millimeters for thirty millimeters of length, made of silk popotillo. The colors will be the same of the respective bar and will be distributed in the same way.

CHAPTER XII

Condecoration to the Naval Distinction

ARTICLE 58.- The Condecoration to the Naval Distinction is created, and will be awarded in First, Second and Third Class, by Agreement of the High Command on the proposal of the Superior Command in Chief national or foreign military personnel, for acts of rapprochement with the Mexican Navy, as a sign of recognition or friendship.

ARTICLE 59.- The First Class is granted to the heads of state or government.

ARTICLE 60.- Second Class is granted to secretaries, deputy secretaries and heads of naval operations or their equivalents, as well as to ambassadors, ministers plenipotentiaries and naval, military or air aggregates.

ARTICLE 61.- The third class is granted to foreign unit commanders and other personalities, not considered in the above articles.

ARTICLE 62.- The decoration of the naval distinction, will be in original size and miniature. The original size decoration consists of:

I.- Joya. It will be in gold silver for the first class and silver for the second and third class. It will consist of a rose of the winds with the cardinal points, quadrantals and octantals, inscribed in imaginary circles of fifty, forty and thirty millimeters of diameter, respectively; the rays representing the points will be bevelled. The rose will be cut in relief, slightly convex to the outside and will carry over a shield of the Mexican Navy of silver for the first class, golden silver for the second and in the colors corresponding to the shield in Polish for the third. The shield will be inscribed in an imaginary circle of twenty millimeters in diameter. In the rear face of the top it will carry an argolla to suspend it of the ribbon. On the back of the jewel it will carry a silver cookie of twenty millimeters in diameter with the legend: "Armada de México", in capital letters.

II.- Bar. It will be in popotillo of silk in pentagonal form of thirty millimeters of width and forty-five millimeters long, in green flag for the one of First Class; white for the second and red flag for that of Third. On its top it will carry a carved plate of the same metal as the one of the Joya, with a pin and sure for its rear face and an argola of union, at the lower vertex, where the jewel will look.

III.- Gafete. It will be a rectangle of nine millimeters wide by thirty millimeters long, made of silk popotillo. The colors will be the same of the respective ribbon, with the coat of arms of the Mexican Navy superimposed on silver metal, inscribed in an imaginary circle of eight millimeters in diameter.

THIRD TITLE

Of Honorific Mholds

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ARTICLE 63.- The honorable mentions are granted to the High Command or Superior Command in Chief, to the personnel or units of the Mexican Navy, to carry out an act that Without being of those who merit any of the decorations provided for in this law, it is a worthy example of imitating. The act by which the honorable mention is granted must be communicated in the general and particular orders of the institution, allowing the staff to carry a gaffet and the units to place in visible place the representation of the same. In both cases the corresponding diploma will be issued.

ARTICLE 64.- The gaffe for the staff referred to in the previous article shall be rectangular, nine millimeters wide by thirty millimeters long, Made of silk popotillo in blue sky, wearing an overlaying of a five-pointed star in gold metal, inscribed in an imaginary circle of eight millimeters in diameter; for each subsequent honorific mention another star the same characteristics.

ARTICLE 65.- The representation of the gafete for the units, will have the dimensions that are set in the corresponding provisions and will be placed in the places that in they are indicated.

ARTICLE 66.- When any unit is worthy of an honorable mention, the corresponding command shall submit to the High Command consideration the relationship of the personnel who must carry the gaffe.

TITLE FOURTH

Of The Flags

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ARTICLE 67.- It is the faculty of the High Command to establish and grant flags for the units or personnel of the Mexican Navy, in order to recognize or distinguish their good performance in the service.

ARTICLE 68.- The class and seafaring staff, who have observed good conduct, will be granted as a badge of constancy for every three years of uninterrupted service, the use of a golden angle in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform, Foreign and Distinct Regulations for the Mexican Navy. This flag shall be carried only as long as the person concerned retains his category of class or sailor, without prejudice to the decoration of perseverance which may be appropriate for him.

TITLE FIFTH

Of Citations

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ARTICLE 69.- When in the judgment of a command, one or more elements must be encouraged to their orders, in order to have performed a relevant act without being of those who merit any of the the other rewards provided for in this law, will have the citation of the same, by means of the particular order, realizing it to the High Command by the regular conduits and annexing copy for the file of the interested one

TRANSIENT

ARTICLE FIRST.- Upon entry into force of this law, the personnel to whom you have been given an honorable mention shall process the authorization to carry the corresponding.

ARTICLE SECOND.- This law abrogates the Mexican Navy Rewards Law of seventeen of December thousand nine hundred and forty-five and repeals all the provisions that are opposed to it.

ARTICLE THIRD.- This law shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

Mexico, D. F., on December 13, 1984.- Celso Humberto Delgado Ramírez, S.P.- Enrique Soto Izquierdo, D.P.- Rafael Armando Herrera Morales, S.S.- Arturo Contreras Cuevas, D.S.-Rubicas. "

In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 (I) of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States and for their proper publication and observance, I request the present Decree at the residence of the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, Federal District, on the fourteenth day of December of a thousand nine hundred and eighty-four.- Miguel de la Madrid H.-Rubrica.-The Secretary of the Navy, Miguel Angel Gomez Ortega.-Heading.-The Secretary of the Interior, Manuel Bartlett D.-Heading.